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Monday (Boston fan base envy) edition: Wha' Happened?

Posted by: Michael Rand under Professional baseball, Professional football, Vikings, WNBA Updated: October 14, 2013 - 10:24 AM


Google Maps says it takes 37 minutes -- in good traffic, mind you -- to get from Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots play, to Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox.


We imagine traffic last night would have been next to impossible, but still there is this:

It was possible to attend the Patriots/Saints game in Foxboro, which ended at around 6:40 p.m. Central time, hop in a vehicle, and make it to Fenway in time for most of the innings of the Tigers/Red Sox ALCS Game 2 -- most importantly, the 8th inning and beyond.

Had you done that, you would have seen Tom Brady complete an improbable comeback after the Saints gave him the ball one too many times. The winning TD in the waning seconds was a throw for the ages and would have been enough to make the day go down in Boston lore.

But if you were so inclined, you could have then made your way to Fenway and watched David Ortiz resurrect a lifeless offense with a game-tying grand slam, after which Detroit looked so shell-shocked that the 9th inning game-winning hit was the least surprising outcome of the entire day.

Talk about a sports day for the ages.

Seriously, we watched both endings on TV. We had no rooting interest in either case. And still, it gave us some chills. We can't imagine what it is like to be a Boston fan today -- and we particularly can't imagine what it would have been like for what we imagine are the few lucky souls who managed to see both endings in person.

Unbelievable. We are officially jealous.

Programming note: If you are looking to wipe away the sting of the Vikings debacle yesterday with some positive vibes, we will be live at the Lynx parade starting at 11:30 a.m. today with a livestream of the goodness there. Please do join us?


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